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NEW LOCATION: Silver, Sword & Stone: A History of Latin America
Marie Arana, Director, National Book Festival & Writer at Large, Washington Post

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Event Details:

6:30 PM Program & Book Signing
SMU - Caruth Auditorium

Called “the definitive narrative history of a region,” Maria Arana’s“Silver, Sword & Stone” is a sweeping historical novel of the shaping of Latin America by minerals and imperial exploitation, violence and religion. Arana weaves a thousand-year-old story of these ancient elements and their impact on the lives of three contemporary Latin Americans.

Arana is a Peruvian-American author of nonfiction and fiction, senior advisor to the U.S. Librarian of Congress, director of the National Book Festival, the John W. Kluge Center’s Chair of the Cultures of the Countries of the South, and a Writer at Large for the Washington Post. For many years, she was the editor-in-chief of the Washington Post’s literary section, Book World, and has written for many other publications. Her biography of Simón Bolívar won the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and her memoir, American Chica, was a finalist for the National Book Award.

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The World Affairs Council is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to educating and engaging the local community in national and international affairs through our public programming, international visitor program and diplomatic exchanges.

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Location: Southern Methodist University - Caruth Auditorium
Room 147
3145 Dyer St.
Dallas, TX 75205
Fees: $15 Members; $30 Non-Members
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